AUTHORS: Carolina Valsecchi – Samuela Bassi – Frans Oosterhuis – Megan Lewis – Patrick ten Brink – Sirini Withana
This case study is part of the report ‘Environmentally Harmful Subsidies (EHS): Identification and Assessment’. The study is a contribution to the European Commission’s ongoing efforts to investigate and reform EHS. It focused on three methodologies proposed by the OECD for the identification of EHS, the analysis of their impacts and the implications of their removal – namely the ‘quick scan’, the ‘checklist’ and the ‘integrated assessment’ methods. The methodologies were tested in the context of six case studies, in the field of energy, transport and water. This case study focused on the water sector and explored the application of the tools to irrigation water subsidies in Spain.